General Listening Quiz

"Sleeping Problem"

Level: Topic: Speakers: Length:
intermediate sleeping trouble man - woman 01:33

Pre-Listening Exercise

Why do some people have trouble sleeping at night and what can they do to get a good night's rest?

Listening Exercise

A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.

The make wakes up at ____.

Man: What? Why did you wake me up? Woman: It is 2:00 in the afternoon.

Where does the man need to go today?

Woman: No, you have to get up. You will be late for that class again.

The man's sister feels that he should get up at ___.

The woman tells her brother to go to bed at ____ every night.

The woman has seen her brother fall asleep while he was ___.

Woman: No, this is unbelievable. You need sleep; caffeine isn't an acceptable substitute. I've seen you fall asleep while driving . . . James, James. Do NOT fall asleep while I'm talking to you.

Post-Listening Exercise

What time do you usually go to bed at night, and what time do you usually get up? Do these times change depending on the day of the week? Have your sleep habits changed since you graduated from high school?

Online Investigation

Use the Internet to find the answers to these questions:

  • What are some of the major sleep problems or disorders?
  • What are the causes of each of these problems?
  • What methods of treatment are available?